Outpost Motel, Grand Marais, Minnesota

Wild roses growing nearby
Wild roses growing nearby

Lake Superior view right out the window
Lake Superior view right out the window

The Outpost Motel 2017 Accommodations and Rates (2018 RATES COMING SOON!)

Our Motel Rooms have knotty pine walls, hardwood floors, and spectacular views of Lake Superior, giving them the rustic feel of a cabin on the lake. All rooms have private bathrooms and in-room coffee makers. They have small TVs that receive six stations via satellite. Rooms are available with one queen size bed, two single beds, or two queen size beds. All rooms are non-smoking.  Pets are not allowed in our motel rooms beginning January 1, 2018.

Our Kitchenette Suites include a living room, kitchen area, one or two bedrooms, and a private bath for each bedroom. Bedrooms have one queen size bed, and living rooms have sleeper sofas. Kitchens are fully equipped with stove, sink, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, and cooking and serving utensils. All kitchenettes have lake views, and all are non-smoking. Pets are not allowed in our kitchenette units.

Our Loft Apartment is an upstairs apartment in a separate building with a beautiful lake view out the front and a forest view out back. It has one bedroom with two queen size beds. The other room is a living/dining room with kitchen facilities along one side. The kitchen is fully equipped. The loft apartment is a non-smoking unit. Pets are not allowed in the loft apartment. Go to images of loft.

The Outpost Motel Pet Policy Update

After studying the impact of pets on the property, we have come to the difficult decision to move to a pet free policy.  We understand that there are those of you who always travel with your pets and were able to make The Outpost your North Shore home away from home.  We still want you to enjoy the North Shore and all it has to offer.  There are pet friendly lodging options in the area.  For those of you who travel both with your pet and pet free—please know that we would love to have you back as our guest.

Please note the following changes/dates:

  • As always, there are no pets permitted in the Loft.
  • As of September 2017, we have moved to a pet free policy in the rooms with kitchens.  These include the Two Bedroom/Two Bathroom Suite, and our One Bedroom Suites.
  • Pets will be allowed (with the $10.00/night/pet fee as in the past) in the Standard Queen, Two Queen, and Two Single bedrooms through the end of December 2017.
  • Beginning January 1, 2018, we will offer only pet free lodging.

We understand that there are reservations with pets set in the future.  If you have already made reservations to visit in 2018 which include a dog or reservations for a kitchen unit (made prior to September 2017) for the months of October, November, or December 2017, those reservations WILL be honored as long as the pet was declared when you reserved the room.   If you have any questions regarding a future reservation, please contact us by phone so we can confirm.

We know that this change will impact some, and for that, we are sorry—and hope you understand that this was not a decision we came to lightly.  There were many factors considered, including the growing number of pet owners who did not pick up after their pets (not only unsightly, but a health risk as well), the number of pets left unattended in the rooms, damages that have been done to the property, the potential for unintended problems with other guests who are wary of dogs and/or bothered by barking, and odors (wet dogs smell like, well, wet dogs) that can be difficult to mitigate.

Quite honestly, the main factor in our decision was the amount of additional time cleaning rooms which housed pets takes versus the number of hours between “check out” and “check in” time.  Although a dog may be extremely well behaved, (and the owners VERY responsible) the simple fact is pet hair/dander is a part of the collateral damage to a room where a pet has stayed.  Because pet free/allergen free accommodations are often requested, and because even if not specifically requested, it is an expectation of all guests that their room be clean and free of pet hair/odor, we had to weigh the expense of additional staff and customer satisfaction against the decision to become pet free.  We certainly hope you appreciate how difficult this decision was for us.  We have met some wonderful four legged guests at The Outpost.  We are saddened by this, but know that it is the right decision.  Thank you for your understanding.


Discounts and extras:
  • 15% discount for 5 days or more
  • 20% discount for 7 days or more
  • Extra person in room: $10.00 per day
  • Pet in room: $10.00 per pet, per day

Cancellations and Early Check-outs:

If you must cancel your reservation, please give us as much advance notice as possible. On reservations for our kitchenette suites or the loft apartment, we require at least a week notice of cancellation. On motel rooms without kitchens you must provide 24 hours' notice of cancellation. If you do not provide the required notice, you will be charged for one night plus tax. Shorter (or no) notice will result in  an automatic charge of one night plus tax.

Please remember that you will be charged for the number of nights you reserve, whether or not you stay all the nights. There is no credit for early departure.

Minimum Stays:

  • Two night minimum on units with kitchens
  • Two night minimum on all units during peak summer and fall weekends
  • Three night minimum Labor Day weekend



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2935 East Highway 61
Grand Marais, MN  55604

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